Media Democracy

Wikipedia defines media democ­ra­cy as a set of ideas advo­cat­ing reform­ing the mass media, strength­en­ing pub­lic ser­vice broad­cast­ing, and devel­op­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in alter­na­tive media and cit­i­zen jour­nal­ism.

Media Room at the NPR

pho­to cred­it: Ran­dom Acts via pho­topin (license)

Media democ­ra­cy con­cepts include use of new media tech­nolo­gies to increase cit­i­zen par­tic­i­pa­tion in jour­nal­ism and pub­lic dis­course in order to pro­mote demo­c­ra­t­ic health through the spread of rarely dis­cussed ideas, growth of non-cor­po­rate media sources and reduc­tion of media con­cen­tra­tion, and turn audi­ences into active par­tic­i­pants to increase the diver­si­ty of per­spec­tives and bet­ter reflect society’s make-up.